Applications Being Accepted for Two Postdoctoral Research Positions on Medicine and Slavery
The Yale University School of Medicine invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to conduct research from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 on the relationship of the medical school and slavery.
How Indigenous scientists are using biomedical research to seek 'genomic justice'
For decades, non-Indigenous scientists have taken samples from Indigenous people for future studies, often without clear consent. But a new generation of Indigenous scientists is taking biomedical research in a new direction – asking important questions about who controls the research process and the data derived from it. Professor Joanna Radin and HSHM alum Tess Lanzarotta join the discussion about data equity and how Indigenous scientists are using biomedical research to seek 'genomic justice'.Source: CBC.CA
Elias E. Manuelidis Memorial Fund Research Grant Opportunity
The Section of the History of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine invites applications for the Elias E. Manuelidis Memorial Fund Research Grant. This is a program, open to all Yale students, to support research in the history of medicine with an emphasis on issues of discrimination and social justice. Please find details for the 2021-2022 opportunity below. Application submission deadline is October 15, 2021.
How Will the Pandemic End? The Science of Past Outbreaks Offers Clues
The 1918 flu hit in the throes of World War I, and as the fighting ended, there was a “feeling of wanting to put that whole decade to bed, and to embrace a new future,” says Naomi Rogers, professor of the history of medicine and of history at Yale University.Source: National Geographic
Polio and Its Role in Shaping American Physical Therapy
By Naomi Rogers When polio epidemics first appeared in the United States in the 1890s, paralyzing children in Vermont and then across the rest of New England, Boston orthopedic surgeon Robert Lovett and physical therapists Wilhemine Wright and Janet Merrill developed therapies based on the concept of rest and the enforced straightening of limbs.Source: Physical Therapy Vol. 101, Issue 6
An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information
A movie released online by Children's Health Defense, an anti-vaccine group headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., resurfaces disproven claims about the dangers of vaccines and targets its messages at Black Americans who may have ongoing concerns about racism in medical care.Source: NPR
Historian Jill Lapore Speaks with Yale's Joanna Radin about Michael Crichton and Medical Mistrust
In Season 1 of The Last Archive, acclaimed historian Jill Lepore traced the history of evidence, proof, and knowledge in search of an answer to the question: Who killed truth? A lot of history has happened since then. 2020… and now 2021 with an insurrection, an impeachment, and a mass vaccination campaign. Everything just keeps seeming so unbelievable. So in Season 2, Jill is taking on a new mystery: the rise of doubt over the last 100 years of American history. We’ll meet hypnotists and parapsychologists, Nazis and Soviet propagandists, and voices, too, of reason. Produced in the style of classic 1930s radio drama, The Last Archive is a show about how we know what we know and why it seems, lately, as if we don’t know anything at all.Source: The Last Archive Podcast
Naomi Rogers - The Pandemic Economy Podcast
Revisiting healthcare's past will inform a better future. The Untold Stories of American Healthcare features conversations with industry experts and researchers, exploring the dynamics of healthcare through time and uncovering the history and stories of our healthcare. Copyright Nashville Health Care Council. All rights reserved.
Racial Health Disparities Didn’t Start With Covid: The Overlooked History of Polio
“One of the things that the history of polio tells us is that our racial disparities, health disparities were not invented in the past 10 years, and that very often, they have been deliberately ignored,” Naomi Rogers, a medical historian at Yale, told Retro Report.Source: Retro Report
Polio, swine flu and now COVID-19: How today's vaccination effort echoes Louisville's past
Naomi Rogers, professor of the history of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, said while polio was not a large driver of childhood illness or death, the possible paralytic effects of polio struck fear in many American families, particularly during the summer months when polio cases were known to rise.
Society and Disease: Lessons on Pandemic From the Pages of History
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Naomi Rogers, professor in the history of medicine and history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been called upon by the media and others to offer a historical perspective on epidemics, public health, science, and medicine. She recently spoke with YaleNews about what past epidemics can teach us about the present crisis, what the pandemic has taught her as a historian, and how a rise in misinformation and anti-science sentiments during a public health emergency is nothing new.Source: Yale News
Vaccines Conquered Smallpox and Polio, But COVID-19 Looks Like a Tougher Battle
After the invention of the smallpox treatment, some resisted it, says Naomi Rogers, a professor of the history of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Others were concerned about access and equity.Source: Popular Science
The Secret Weapon for Distributing a Potential Covid-19 Vaccine
Storing and distributing a vaccine — especially the potential Pfizer vaccine, which must be frozen until use at -70°C, around the temperature of dry ice — poses a significant challenge. Rural cattle breeders offer a solution.Source: The Washington Post